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New book about El Sistema paints unflattering portrait

50 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, traveled to Venezuela to work on a book about El Sistema, he was expecting to write a predictably upbeat account of the country's much lauded classical-music education system.

CTN Portrait Sketchbook

At the CTN Animation Expo, I sketched quick portraits of Peter De Seve and Jake Parker. Jake and I did a demo on stage. He drew a robotic dinosaur, while I drew him drawing....while Jeanette sketched me sketching Jake. Left hand is for the noodles. Show More Summary

See the Brown Sisters Age Over 40 Years

13 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters, a photo series that documents his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie, with one portrait taken every year. The project began in August, 1974, when, apparently on a whim, Nixon shot a group portrait... More »

Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery

Gladys Nilsson’s Portraits of Everywoman

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

There is something wonderfully incongruous and deeply disquieting about Gladys Nilsson’s art, which is primarily done in the medium of watercolor.

A Short Film For Saturday

A portrait of Richard Thompson, the “cartoonist’s cartoonist”: In an interview with Michael Cavna, filmmaker Andy Hemmendinger explains what motivated his tribute: MICHAEL CAVNA: Congratulations on the beautiful documentary, guys. When did you first discover Richard’s work, and what inspired you to make this film? ANDY HEMMENDINGER: Richard has been a friend and neighbor of […]

Face Of The Day

Scott Chasserot‘s portrait series Original Ideal explores how people envision their ideal selves: The experiment is actually fairly straightforward and easy to understand. First, his subjects have their portrait taken in the most unadorned, simplest terms possible. Then, the photos are modified many times over into 50 different versions of the original that are all […]

Patta x Dana Lixenberg Signature Collection

Dutch-born photographer Dana Lixenberg is renowned for her intimate portraits which reveal the humanity in people from all sectors of society, which includes commissions shooting the likes of Gil Scott Heron, George Clooney, Heath Ledger… The post Patta x Dana Lixenberg Signature Collection appeared first on Highsnobiety.

The Sleek Panther Drone Is The Perfect Way To Start Flying [55% Off]

Drones have been one of the most popular topics this year, and the Panther Spy Drone is a great way to start flying. It comes with a camera for photos and video, so you can take a family portrait, or film that backyard football game before Thanksgiving dinner. Show More Summary

Transplanted Photographer Fashions Unique Rogues’ Gallery

For many years, Tom LeGoff was based in New York City and making a large part of his living with celebrity portrait work. However, now that he’s an MFA student at the University of Louisville, he has pointed the camera at some famous...Show More Summary

Friday Link Dump: Vinny Magalhaes Gets a Bounty on His Head, Bobby Green Uncut, The Best Holiday Movies of All Time + More

(NO GAM-GAM I CANNOT DOWNLOAD YOU A HOAGIE OFF THE INTERNET, GOD. via Cut Video) Vinny Magalhaes Discusses $10K 'bounty' Metamoris Put Out on Him & The Resurgence of Extreme Couture (BloodyElbow) Portrait: Kailin Curran (MMAFighting) UFC...Show More Summary

Beloved Friends

Here are two gouache portraits I painted while waiting for supper.Our beloved art-teacher friends David Starrett? and Sam Clayberger mentored us 35 years ago when Jeanette and I were were just sketching companions.When we're with old pals like these, the years disappear, and we live in a moment that I wish could last forever.


NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide Patrick Lynch, November 17, 2014 (NASA) “An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels...Show More Summary

Art That Was Always Meant to Be Hidden

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The portraits in Oliver Jeffers Dipped Paintings series exist as wholes only in the memories of those who witnessed their submersion.

'National Gallery' a portrait of humanity on canvas and on-screen

It is such a gift that Frederick Wiseman, who is edging toward 85, continues to let his curiosity and his craft fill his days and our theaters.

Alan Cristea Gallery opens first solo exhibition with the British artist Mark Neville

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Alan Cristea Gallery's first solo exhibition with the British artist Mark Neville. London/ Pittsburgh presents a series of portraits depicting the diverse communities living in London and Pittsburgh. Mark Neville is a world renowned artist who works at the intersection of art and documentary. Show More Summary

Provisionally Definitive–CSO’s Tribute to Boulez and Other Art Dreams

Lise McKean, PhD A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the Score Series. Gerard McBurney, creative director; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Frank Gehry, scenic design; and Mike Tutaj, projection and sound designer. November 14 and 16, 2014. Adrian Leverkuhn, Painting? Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago. October 10 to November 2, 2014.   […]

These Celebrity Drawings Are So Realistic, You'll Think They're Photos

At first glance, Jack Ede's Instagram feed simply looks like a stream of celebrity photos. But when you look closely enough, you'll be blown away by the incredibly realistic portraits drawn by the 18-year-old artist. According to his...Show More Summary

18-year-old artist painted Morgan Freeman, and it looks like a photo

This is not a professional photograph of Morgan Freeman. It's a drawing by 18-year-old artist Jack Ede. Ede posts step-by-step updates of his portrait work on Instagram. The latest is a hyperrealistic sketch of Morgan Freeman. Ede says...Show More Summary

Major General Wolfe

This uninspiring portrait of Major General James Wolfe by Thomas Gainsborough was almost certainly commissioned by the family of Katherine Lowther to celebrate her engagement to Wolfe in 1758, prior to his military expedition to kick the Frenchies out of Quebec. Show More Summary

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